3/15 & 3/16 in Yankee History
On the 15th of March over the years…
’80s Yankee fan favorite Mike Pagliarulo is born. Happy 51st, Pags!
Bobby Bonds in born. Although his one year in with the Yankees is
perhaps remembered more for the players involved in the trades that
brought him to New York and sent him away (to the Yanks from the
Giants for Bobby Murcer, and to California for Mickey Rivers and Ed
Figueroa), he put up 30/30 (32 home runs, 30 steals) in 1975 for the
At St. Petersburg‚ the Braves beat the Yankees 6-2 for their 3rd
win in a row over the Miller Huggins crew. After Tony Lazzeri
protests a called third strike in the 6th‚ he is tossed‚ along
with his manager and the entire Bomber bench.
The third long-time Yankee named Ray in less than a month is sold off
as Ray Fisher is shipped to the Reds. Rays Keating and Caldwell were
flogged off in February.
on the 16th…
Curtis Granderson is born. Happy 30th to our man in center
Babe Ruth signs a one-year contract for $75,000.